REPORT OF THE OBE EVALUATORS TRAINING WORKSHOP HELD AT THE NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ABUJA FROM MONDAY 29TH NOVEMBER TO FRIDAY 3RD DECEMBER, 2021
A five-day OBE Evaluators training workshop was held at Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja,from Monday, 29th to Friday 3rdDecember, 2021. About two hundred and thirty (230) participants from universities and industries were in attendance having representation from all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.
The first day of the workshop commenced with the registration of participants according to their geo-political zones of practice.
See APPENDIX I for the list of participants at the workshop.
2. COREN TEAM
The workshop was chaired by Engr. Prof. S.Z Abubakar, FNSE, the Chairman of Education and Training Committee and below are the members of the team.
|1.||Engr. Prof. S. Z. Abubakar, FNSE||Chairman E&T Committee/Resource Person||Capital City University, Kano.|
|2.||Engr. Prof. Joseph Odigure||Resource Person||COREN, Abuja|
|3.||Engr. Prof. Baba El-Yakubu Jibril||Resource Person||ABU, Zaria.|
|4.||Engr. (Dr.) Eyitayo Afolabi||Resource Person||FUT-MINNA, Niger State.|
|5.||Engr. (Dr.) M. U. Adoyi, FNSE||Director Engineering/HOD
|6.||Mrs.Ngozi Blessed Umeh, MNIM||Workshop Coordinator/Head, OBE, Secretariat||COREN, Abuja|
|7.||Engr. Precious Onuoha||PPD&C/Resource Person||COREN, Abuja.|
|8.||Engr. Jude Zhidaya||OBE Secretariat||COREN, Abuja|
|9.||Miss Glory Udo||Finance/Accts Dept||COREN, Abuja|
3. WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF COREN
A welcome address was presented by the President of COREN, Engr. A. A. Rabiu, FNSE, FNICE. In his address, he said that COREN is determined to key into the rapid pace of globalization and emerging technologies around the world in the training of engineering graduates. He emphasized that the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, has started the processes that would lead to local and international recognition of engineering qualifications from higher educational institutions in Nigeria. He added that such mutual recognition was expected to improve the quality, proficiency and mobility of COREN registered engineers.
The President recalled that in pursuit of the above goal, â€œin November, 2015, COREN applied to become a member of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) and was accepted at its General Assembly in Perth 2016. COREN, in 2018, began the process of the application for the Provisional Signatory Status of the Washington Accord (WA) under the International Engineering Alliance, lEA.
He stated that one of the many requirements for joining Washington Accord was that graduates of engineering programmes accredited by COREN must have been trained, using OBE system. According to the President, the possible advantage of COREN registration with WA was access to employment in other signatory countries without further examinations.
4. COURTESY CALL ON THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ABUJA.
The Registrar of COREN, Engr. Prof. Joseph O. Odigure and his team made a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor of Nile University of Nigeria, Prof. Osman Nuri Aras on Thursday, 2nd December, 2021 and was warmly received by him. The Registrar expressed the Councilâ€™s gratitude to the University for hosting the workshop, noting the hospitality and friendliness of Nile University community. The Registrar, amongst other things, re-emphasized the need for the implementation of the Outcome Based Education (OBE) system in the Training of Engineering students and the need to train Evaluators who would serve as assessors for OBE accreditation, which as matter of fact, necessitated the organization of the Evaluators training workshop in Abuja.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the President, the Registrar and the Council for counting Nile University worthy to host such all-important event, stressing that the university is open to endless opportunities with COREN. He also promised to champion the implementation of the OBE’s core values and objectives. He added that the University had built a building complex fully dedicated to the Faculty of Engineering in the University and that such gesture was geared towards improving the quality of engineering graduates in Nigeria.
The courtesy call was concluded with pleasantries and a group photograph. The team afterwards, returned to the Conference Hall to continue with the technical sessions.
5. PAPER PRESENTATIONS BY RESOURCE PERSONS
The Resource persons presented twelve 12 papers from day 1 to day 4. At the end of the exercise, a practical session (5) with test on evaluation of SSR of a programme was given to participants to assess their level of understanding.
Below are the topics of papers presented by the resource persons.
|Presentation 1||OBE And Engineering Learning Outcomes||Knowledge|
|Presentation 2||Bloomâ€™s Taxonomy and OBE Curricula||Skill|
|Presentation 3||COREN Accreditation: Preparation and Process||Knowledge|
|Presentation 4||COREN OBE Accreditation Criteria Part A (+Corresponding Annexures C,E,F and G)||Knowledge|
|Presentation 5||COREN OBE Accreditation Criteria Part B (+Corresponding Annexures H,I,J, K and L)||Skill|
|Presentation 6||COREN Accreditation: Team And Outcomes||Knowledge|
|Presentation 7||Assessment & Evaluation||Skill|
|Practical Session 1||Exercise: Mapping of Mission PEOs Pos: Evaluation||Skill|
|Presentation 8||Evaluators Activities during AccreditationVisit||Skill|
|Practical Session 2||Review of Exercise on Development of CLOs for common courses||Skill|
|Presentation 9||AssessmentAndEvaluation of Programme 1||Knowledge/Skill|
|Presentation 10||AssessmentAndEvaluation of Programme 2||Knowledge/Skill|
|Practical Session 3||Review of Exercise on Evaluation of CLOs for common courses||Skill|
|Practical Session 4||Exercise: Discussion on Prospects and Challenges of Evaluation of Engineering Programmes in Nigerian Universities||Knowledge|
|Presentation 12||Evaluators Aplomb and Decorum at Accreditation Visit||Knowledge/Attitude|
|Practical Session 5||Test: Evaluation of SSR of a Programme||Skill|
6. CLOSING REMARKS
The Director of Engineering, Engr. (Dr.) M. U. Adoyi, gave a closing remark. He, on behalf of the President and Registrar of COREN, thanked the University management for hosting the workshop and for the provision of the hall, sound system and other equipment that aided in the successful completion of the workshop. He noted that, when OBE system would be fully implemented, selection of Evaluators/Resources persons would not be business as usual. He said, only those who had participated on such training would be qualified for the exercise and all the names of the qualified evaluators would be captured in COREN database. He congratulated the participants for being able to withstand the rigorous training. He added that the participants should sacrifice their time for the growth of engineering profession, because the future of engineering profession and Nation depended on them.
7. VOTE OF THANKS
The Chairman of CODET, Engr. Prof. James Eke, thanked everyone for a fruitful and robust training workshop. He, on behalf of the participants thanked COREN for spending huge amount of money to organize the workshop without asking for payment of any token. He also thanked COREN for feeding the crowd in the past five (5) days with tea break and lunch. He specially appreciated the resource persons and the organizers of the workshop for a job well done.
Thereafter, the presentation of certificates to participants was conducted by Head of OBE Secretariat, Mrs. Ngozi Blessed Umeh.
The workshop came to a close with a National Prayer from the 2nd Stanza of the National Anthem at 12.00 noon with a group photograph.
See APPENDIX II for the photographs taken during the workshop.
List of participants at the Outcome based Assessment workshop held at The Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS THAT ATTENDED OBE EVALUATORS TAINNING WORKSHIP AT
NILE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, ABUJA, FCT
PARTICIPANTS FROM NORTH ZONE
|1||DR. SUNMONU MUSLIU OLUSHOLA||UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, KWARA STATE||FOOD PROD. ENG’G||Academiaemail@example.com||08035964668|
|2||DR. M. F. AKOREDE||UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, KWARA STATE||ELECT/ELECT. ENG’G||Academiafirstname.lastname@example.org||08187432274|
|3||PROF. JOSHUA OLANREWAJU OLAOYE||UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, KWARA STATE||AGRICULTURAL ENG’G||Academiaemail@example.com||08035812797|
|4||PROF. E. N. ONWUKA||FUT MINNA, NIGER STATE||TELECOM ENG’G||Academiafirstname.lastname@example.org||08036312733|
|5||ENGR. ANTHONY ONWUKA||HEX ENGINEERING LTD, FCT, ABUJA||MECH. ENG’G||Industryemail@example.com||08036799538|
|6||ENGR. FADEYI L. OLANIYI, FNSE||MADAFAD ENGINEERING LTD, FCT, ABUJA||CIVIL ENG’G||Industryfirstname.lastname@example.org||07067590000|
|7||ENGR. HALIMAT S. C. ADEDIRAN, FNSE||FCT, ABUJA||MECH. ENG’G||Industryemail@example.com||08061264102|
|8||ENGR. DR. MOH’D SAIDU||FUT MINNA, NIGER STATE||CIVIL ENG’G||Academiafirstname.lastname@example.org||08034506678|
|9||ENGR. DR. KAFAYAT ADEYEMI||UNI ABUJA, FCT ABUJA||ENERGY STUDIES||Academiaemail@example.com||08067156254|
|10||ENGR. BRIGHT GERALD C. E.||FCT, COE, ZUBA, FCT, ABUJA||ELECT/ELECT. ENG’G||Academiafirstname.lastname@example.org||08061538770|
|11||ENGR. ABUBAKAR DANJUMA ANGO||ADA ENGINEERING NIG. LTD. FCT ABUJA||ELECT/ELECT. ENG’G||Industryemail@example.com||08066334862|
|12||ENGR. DR. AARON ABOSHIO||BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE||CIVIL ENG’G||Academiafirstname.lastname@example.org||07037962610|
|13||ENGR. (DR) HYPOLITE ONYEKWERE||18, AGADEZ STREET, WUSE 2, ABUJA, FCT||ENVIRO. ENG’G||Industryemail@example.com||08033125165|
|14||ENGR. PROF. M. N. NWOHU||FUT MINNA, NIGER STATE||ELECT. & POWER SYS. ENG’G||Academiafirstname.lastname@example.org||08188141864|
|15||ENGR. FELIX I. OIBIOKPA||FGN/IFAD-VCDP, ABUJA, FCT||CIVIL ENG’G||Industryemail@example.com||08036027469|
|16||ENGR. ABUBAKAR A. HASSAN||KAD-POLY, KADUNA STATE||ELECT. ENG’G||Academiafirstname.lastname@example.org||08024339137|
|17||ENGR. ADOGO MOHAMMED OBLE||FED UNI LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE||MECH. ENG’G||Academiaemail@example.com||08065741712|
|18||ENGR. DR. ALEX O. EDEOJA||JS TARIKA UNI MAKURDI, BENUE STATE||MECH. ENG’G||Academiafirstname.lastname@example.org||08036993038|
|19||ENGR. JAMES G. BASHAYI||FED POLY, NASARAWA, NASARAWASTATE||POWER SYS. ENG’G||Academiaemail@example.com||08032813766|
|20||ENGR. EMMANUEL JOSHUA ONU||CEEZALI LIMITED, ABUJA, FCT